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The BBC is looking for bad singers for a brand new TV show

We all know someone who would be perfect…

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The BBC is looking for terrible singers for a new TV show – perfect if you wanna be on stage but have never had the talent! 

I Can See Your Voice is the new show on the Beeb that is looking for completely tone-deaf singers and there’s cash up for grabs.

The new programme will spread out over eight episodes, with the aim of a team of two trying to win a cash prize for guessing who can and who can’t sing from a group of mystery singers in front of them.

The mystery singers will take part in lip-sync battles and offer entertaining clues to a panel of celebrity experts. 

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The expert panel will help the players whittle down the group of singers until there is just one left. This person will then perform a duet with a guest singer to reveal whether or not they can actually sing. 

It’s really good news if you’re a bad singer though! The cash prize will be taken home by the contestant if a good singer is revealed – but the bad singer will take it home if they are revealed instead. 

The BBC application page for the show reads, “Are you a BAD SINGER? Can’t sing to save your life? But think you have what it takes to convince people you are actually a brilliant singer for a chance to win a cash prize? Then we want to hear from you!

“I Can See Your Voice is a brand new, mystery music guessing game, that promises a whole new take on the singing gameshow genre as well as lots of music, comedy and play-along fun for the whole family to enjoy.”

If you think you’ve got the tone-deaf qualities it’ll take to win some cash apply here! You must be over 18 and apply before the deadline on August 14th. 

And if you’re actually a good singer you can get involved too, by emailing goodsingers@thames.tv for an application form.

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Ant and Dec confirm new I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here show in South Africa

The new version of the series will air next year

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Ant and Dec have announced that there will be a new version of I’m A Celebrity held in South Africa. 

Sharing the exciting news onto Twitter, the Geordie duo said the new series would feature a selection of ‘favourite celebrities from the last twenty years’ brought together in a brand new setting.

In their announcement video posted onto social media, Dec said: “It’s probably the worst kept secret in television, but we can confirm we’re doing a very special series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in South Africa!”

Showing off the South African scenery behind him, Dec added: “We’re here, it’s going to be your favourite celebrities from the last twenty years who are going back in to do it one more time.”

Ant and Dec said in their caption that the series would be ‘coming to your tellies’ at some point in 2023. 

No specific names from the past twenty years of I’m A Celebrity have been confirmed for the special show, though announcements are expected in the coming months.

Their announcement comes after it was confirmed that the show, which sees celebrities camp out and take part in notorious ‘bush tucker trials’, will be returning to the Australian jungle for its 2022 series.

The series has been set in Gwrych Castle in Wales for the last two years as a result of Australia’s strict Covid-19 travel restrictions, but now Australia’s borders are open the show will be heading back down under, ITV announced earlier this year.

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ITV’s director of content Rosemary Newell confirmed the news to The Mirror, saying in a statement: “We expect I’m A Celebrity to return in Australia in November, when it will generate audience over 11 million.”

Ant and Dec had previously expressed their own hopes for the series to return to its original Australian location, with Dec telling The One Show: “We love Wales but you know, Australia is its home and we’d like to get back there if we can.”

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here first aired in 2002, where it was filmed in Tully, Queensland. It then moved to Murwillumbah, New South Wales, where it remained until the Covid pandemic.

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First look at ‘terrifying’ new Netflix horror series from Haunting of Hill House creator

The ten-part series will follow a group of young people living in a hospice as they search for signs of life after death

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Netflix has released the trailer for its brand new horror series courtesy of the creator of Haunting of Hill House.

The Midnight Club is based on the 1994 novel of the same title by Christopher Pike, and will tell the chilling tale of a gang of young adults all living together in a hospice.

The group meet up every night in the library to tell each other sinister stories, as well as look out for signs of life after death.

One night, the friends make a pact to make contact from beyond the grave once they’ve passed away from their terminal illnesses – but when one of the group does die, strange happenings begin to occur within the hospice.

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Netflix’s official synopsis for the ten-part series reads: “At a hospice for terminally ill young adults, eight patients come together every night at midnight to tell each other stories – and make a pact that the next of them to die will give the group a sign from the beyond.”

The series has been produced, directed and written by The Haunting of Hill House writer Mike Flanagan and The Haunting of Bly Manor writer Leah Fong.

Actors include Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, William Chris Sumpter and Sauriyan Sapkota, with Heather Langenkamp as the enigmatic doctor presiding over Rotterdam Home.

Flanagan said at the start of the year that he had ‘been dreaming of this project’ since he was a teenager. 

He tweeted back in February: “I’ve been dreaming of this project since I was a teenager, and I cannot wait to embark on yet another adventure with my @intrepid partner in crime (and television) Trevor Macy, as well as the fantastic crew we’ve been cultivating.”

As well as his work on The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Flanagan is also celebrated for his adaptations of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep, the chilling sequel to The Shining.

The Midnight Club will be released on Netflix next month on October 7th. 

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Stephen Graham to play former Neo Nazi in new ITV true crime drama

The series will tell the true story of the infiltration of a Neo Nazi group

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Stephen Graham will star in a new ITV crime drama telling the true story of how a Neo-Nazi group’s plan to kill an MP was foiled by an inside man.

The Walk In will see Graham take on the leading role of Matthew Collins, a reformed Neo Nazi working as a journalist for anti-racist organisation Hope not Hate.

In the five-part series, set to air next month, Collins will attempt to stop the radicalisation of young white men before it begins.

In order to do this, he identifies a Far Right Neo Nazi group marking itself out with a youthful clean-cut image, but hell bent on creating a race war.

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His aim is to infiltrate such organisations by running moles, or walk-ins, with the goal of publishing information online about their activities to expose and fracture them.  

Despite repeated attempts, however, Collins wasn’t able to break into this particular group. Consequently, they continued to grow in strength, which eventually led to the horrific murder of MP Jo Cox. 

Although the marches and the social media posts stopped, Collins knew the group would only have been driven underground and that he had probably lost all chance of getting information from within.

But in March 2017, he received an email from someone claiming to be a member; a mole ready to talk about a horrific plan to murder a second MP. 

The series, written by acclaimed screenwriter Jeff Pope and directed by BAFTA award winning Paul Andrew Williams, has been billed as an explosive state-of-the-world series that ‘explores some of the most critical and relevant issues of modern times including racism, freedom of speech and terrorism’. 

This isn’t the first time Graham has worked with Pope, with the actor appearing in Little Boy Blue, an ITV drama about the murder of Rhys Jones in Croxteth and subsequent police investigation.

The Walk In will air from Monday October 3rd, with the remaining four episodes then being shown weekly.

All episodes will be available as a boxset drop on the ITV Hub following the first episode.

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